A Day in Key West: Savoring the Sunshine City

Key West, Florida

Pier to Paradise: Docking at Key West

Typically, cruise ships pull into the docks of Key West between 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Stepping onto the historic seaport, you'll be met by lively marinas, restaurants, and street performers making a colorful entrance to your day.

Keys to the City: Historical Wonders of Key West

First up, let your inner history buff loose. Venture to Mallory Square for an insight into the vibrant culture of the city. Take a leisurely stroll to the Key West Lighthouse and Keeper’s Quarters Museum, and don't forget to pay homage to the literary world at the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.

Seas the Day: Beach Time in Key West

No visit to Key West is complete without a beach escapade. Head to Smathers Beach for crystal-clear waters or visit Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park to combine history with a beachside picnic. For a secluded experience, Higgs Beach is your spot, where the nearby Key West Garden Club is a must-visit.

Thrills & Spills: Activities for Adventure Seekers

For the adventurous at heart, Key West offers plenty to indulge in. Consider a trip to the Dry Tortugas National Park for a snorkeling excursion. Bicycling around the city is a popular choice, and water sports enthusiasts can indulge in kayaking, paddleboarding, and jet-skiing.

Culinary Carnival: Key West's Food & Drink

Prepare your taste buds for the gastronomical delight that is Conch Fritters or Key Lime Pie. Wash it down with a refreshing Mojito or Rum Runner. For seafood lovers, the Pink Shrimp is a must-try. Enjoy your meal in one of the waterfront restaurants for an unforgettable dining experience.

Homeward Bound: Souvenirs and Setting Sail

As your day in Key West draws to a close, head to Duval Street for souvenirs. Choose from locally made jewelry, Cuban cigars, or bottles of Key Lime Rum. Bask in the glow of the setting sun as you return to your cruise ship, taking back a slice of Key West with you, ready to set sail for your next destination.

Key West from Miami Cruise Schedule

A cruise that begins in Miami and stops in the Key West would enchant even the most seasoned tourist with its natural splendor. Cruises to the Key West are ideal for those who fantasize about lovely beaches dotted with palm trees and crystal-clear waters.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Eastern Caribbean 17-day route

17-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami

Seven Seas Splendor, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Date: February 9, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Key West, Puerto Plata, St. Thomas, Antigua, Gustavia, San Juan, Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, St. Georges, Scarborough, Kingstown, Pointe a Pitre, Castries, Bridgetown; View Itinerary

Crystal Cruises Panama Canal 16-day route

16-day Panama Canal from Miami

Crystal Serenity, Crystal Cruises

Date: January 5, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Key West, Cartagena, Panama Canal, Panama City, San Juan Del Sur, Huatulco, Cabo San Lucas, Cabo San Lucas, Los Angeles; View Itinerary